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Greyhound bus driver arrested for DUI after crash on Highway 99

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) — A group of Greyhound passengers had their trip cut short Sunday morning after their bus crashed on the freeway.

California Highway Patrol says the driver, 28-year-old Ashton Castillo, was on drugs when he attempted to merge onto the 180 eastbound from the 99 south.

“As the bus was taking the transition road, the transition road curves to the left. The bus veered off the right side went up the embankment and veered to the left across both lanes and up the left embankment,” said Sgt. Nathan Hunt.

He was transporting 35 passengers roughly 170 miles from Sacramento to Fresno.

“We have a lot of witnesses that were explaining to us his poor driving from Sacramento to here,” Hunt said.

Passenger Jose Gonzalez was sitting in the back when it happened.

He was trying to sleep but was quickly jolted awake when the bus veered off the freeway.

“I saw the bus swerving from left to right, and I thought we were going down a hill or something,” he said.

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